Bernie Sanders

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Full Name Bernie Sanders
Age 79 Years Old
Nick Name Bernie
Gender Male
Famous As Politician
Birth Date September 8th, 1941
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York City, U.S

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Bernie Sanders is a well-known American politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Moreover, he is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history. He gained international recognition due to his campaign against Hillary Clinton for the party’s 2016 U.S. presidential nomination. He is best known for his opposition to economic inequality. In February 2019, he announced a second presidential campaign, joining multiple other Democratic candidates pursuing the party nomination. Overall, he is a very talented politician. 

Bernie Sanders launches Twitch account 

Bernie Sanders has launched an account on the streaming platform Twitch as part of his strategy for the 2020 campaign. Twitch, known for users streaming live sessions playing video games like Fortnite and Overwatch, receives an average of around 1.3m views a day. He has more 18 to 44-year-olds as part of support base than any other candidate according to recent polls and he is seeking to exploit as many platforms as possible in a crowded Democratic field. “This campaign is about bringing new people into the political process,” Mr. Sanders’ digital communications director, Josh Miller-Lewis, said. The Sanders campaign is planning a recurring rollout of live videos on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube, in which Mr. Sanders and staffers will discuss the news of the day and provide campaign updates.

What is the age of Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders celebrated his 77th birthday on September 8 as of 2018. 

Who are the parents of Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders was born on 8th September 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York to father Elias Ben Yehuda Sanders, a paint salesman, and mother Dorothy “Dora” Sanders. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish. He had quite a rough childhood as his relatives in German-occupied Poland were killed in the Holocaust, including his father’s half-brother, Bernie’s uncle Abraham Schnitzer. As per his education, he attended elementary school at P.S. 197 in Brooklyn. He also attended Hebrew school in the afternoons and celebrated his bar mitzvah in 1954. He then attended James Madison High School. He then studied at Brooklyn College for a year in 1959-1960. Later, he was transferred to the University of Chicago and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science in the year 1964. His religion is Christian and his horoscope sign is Virgo. His other early life information will be added soon. 

Who is the wife of Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders is a married person. Firstly, he was married to Deborah Shilling who he divorced, in the year 1966. After that, he became involved with Susan Campbell Mott who gave birth to his son, in 1969. In 1988, he tied the knot again with Jane O’Meara Driscoll. He considers Jane’s three children from a previous relationship as his own. He also has seven grandchildren. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight. 

What is the net worth of Bernie Sanders?

As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to have $2 Million. His current salary is about $174,000 at present. His major source of earning is from his politician career. 

How tall is Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders has an average height of 1.83 m with a balanced body weight of 80 kg. He has got a very charming smile with white hair and grey eye color. His other body information will be added soon. 

What makes Bernie Sanders famous?

  • Bernie Sanders firstly joined the Young People's Socialist League (the youth affiliate of the Socialist Party of America) and was active in the Civil Rights Movement as a student for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
  • His interest in politics grew during the 1960s and he began his political career in 1971 as a member of the Liberty Union Party.
  • He started working as a writer and the director of the nonprofit American People's Historical Society (APHS) after leaving the Liberty Union. 
  • In the year 1981, he was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont, by only 12 votes.
  • He implemented major reforms in progressive taxation, environmental protection, childcare, women’s rights, youth programs, and the arts. 
  • As mayor, he proved to be a very popular one and was ultimately re-elected three times, defeating both Democratic and Republican candidates.
  • In the year 1990, he won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. 
  • An independent candidate, he now needed to find political allies to advance his issues. 
  • So he entered into a caucus with the Democrats and co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus. 
  • As an outspoken man, he vocally criticized the Iraq War and was concerned about the social and financial impact it would cause. 
  • He also served in the House from 1991 until he became a senator.
  • In the year 2006, he ran for the Senate against Republican businessman Richard Tarrant. 
  • He won the election and assumed office as the United States Senator from Vermont on 3rd January 2007.
  • As a senator, he posted an open letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson decrying the initial bank bailout proposal in 2008 and received much media attention for his 8½-hour speech against the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.
  • Already a much-beloved politician, he received even greater acclaim following the speech. 
  • The citizens, impressed by his outspoken stance on tax and insurance, signed online petitions urging Sanders to run for the 2012 presidential election. 
  • He even received encouragement from prominent personalities like Rabbi Michael Lerner and economist David Korten who supported his progressive views.
  • As a senator he has served on several committees such as the Committee on Budget; the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; the Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Joint Economic Committee.
  • He is also a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
  • He has always been critical of U.S. foreign policy and an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War. 
  • He supports LGBT and civil rights and opposes racial discrimination in the criminal justice system and mass surveillance policies. 
  • In the year 2015, he announced that he was seeking the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  • In February 2019, he became one of many to announce that they would be running for President in the Democratic primary. Much of his 2016 platform - healthcare reform, environmental reform, free college tuition, etc. - remained integral parts of his 2020 campaign.
  • On 15th April 2019, he released ten years of tax returns, confirming his status as a millionaire. 
  • He attributed this to the success of his book, telling the New York Times, "I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too."
  • News reports noted that the day before he had signed paperwork to run as an independent for reelection to his Senate seat in 2024.